Salvation Army Promo

2020 marked many sorrows, sacrifices and challenges. Though the long pandemic nightmare, the Topeka Salvation Army provided essential services AND reached out to our community in new ways: 2020 saw the grand opening of three shields boxing academy:  a cooperative after-school program with law enforcement and first responders mentoring kids 4 and up The pandemic

A Jazzy Christmas, 1993

    Download: Side A / Side B Download “Art”   Pardon the hiccups, this was made from 27 year old cassette that got mauled in a machine…or two. Thanks to my old pal Gary Becker. jd.

The Last Days at the Fillmore West

Listen>>>Side 6 for your pleasure..Taj, Elvin, and More!   Rerecorded  with a 1962 Sherwood s-8-0000 iv, a so so turntable.. and, of course, a computer. But the phono pre-amp section of this Sherwood is still excellent and the tube output yields a much warmer sound.

In search of: the great hot dog…of north Jersey

I recently revisited some old stomping grounds and compared two of my favorite hot dog joints in Jersey. Now there are at least two or three more in the north Jersey area, but due to time and digestive constraints, I chose these two iconic places. Complimentsand a heartfelt thanks tomy photographer and partner in gastronomy


Awards and accolades from years gone by…